"The writing was simply stellar. Rebekah King manages to make an hour of script feel like mere seconds with her expert blend of comedy and drama"
- Review of Moderation, Varsity .
"From the moment In A Cave, A Voice began, I was captivated. This new audio play written by Rebekah King highlights the power of a good story."
"A triumph...full of drama and wit."
- Review of The Lady's Mad, The Cherwell.
My academic background is in English Literature, with a first class degree from Warwick, and a masters degree specialising in the period 1550-1700 from Oxford. I have a second, more practical masters degree in 'Shakespeare and Creativity' taught jointly by the Shakespeare Institute and Royal Shakespeare Company. This involved putting on an exhibition and co-writing an original play for The Other Place Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, and I was awarded funding for this study via the Birmingham Masters Scholarship. I am currently undertaking a PhD at Cambridge on representations of dangerous magic on the early modern stage.
My writing career began in Oxford when I put on my first play, Naked is the Realm, in the chapel of my college (St Peter's). After that, I began to work professionally and have since written plays of varying lengths, cast sizes, and styles for numerous companies across the UK and beyond. I have won three awards, the Pembroke Players Playwriting Award for my play In a Cave, a Voice, and the CUADC Playwriting Award, and the Cambridge Creatives Playwriting Award, both for Moderation. I was a finalist for the Radius Drama Award with Naked is the Realm, and also for the Questors Student Playwriting Award with The Lady's Mad.
As a researcher I have been involved with numerous outreach and public engagement projects, I run the Cambridge Festival Student Creative Team and produce the Cambridge Festival student podcast 'Say That Again Slowly'.
"An original script that is not only good but alive...a deeply deeply impressive and immersive piece of theatre."
- Review of Naked is the Realm, The Oxford Student.